A spell for wellness

Salena Barry

Michael., cleave to the BLACK, 2022, Commissioned for the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022. Installation view at Jerwood Space. Photo: Anna Arca.

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Salena Barry is Jerwood Writer in Residence from July 2022 – December 2022. This is her response to Michael.‘s moving image installation cleave to the BLACKcommissioned as part of Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022.

…three screens evoke multiple readings: a clock (hours: minutes: seconds), a vivified triptych, or perhaps, more sinisterly, as a sort of surveillance device… A panopticon so vast it almost becomes invisible.